Governor Pat Quinn announced on Thursday a $691,000 state investment in Christian and Shelby Counties to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents.
The investments were made under the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)’s Community Development Assistance Program, which targets areas with populations of less than 50,000 that are outside of urban counties. Larger towns and cities are eligible for similar funding by direct application to the federal government.
The awards include:
Stonington: Replace a raw water line from well to treatment plant. $450,000 grant, $603,000 total project cost.
Findlay: New water main to connect with another water source. $241,000 grant, $321,490 total project cost.
Statewide, investments totaling $8.83 million were made in 23 towns or townships for improvements to water and sewer systems, and with the required local matching funds the total investment will be $13.94 million